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Good environmental practices

CAEI’s factory is a model of good environmental practices. We produce sugar following the social, environmental, and economic principles included in our strategic plan.

CAEI is committed to growing sugarcane and converting it into sugar by using natural resources in a rational manner and caring for the communities in which it operates. Therefore, we have adapted our processes to reduce atmospheric emissions, reuse waste, and reduce water use.

CAEI’s sugar complies with the most rigorous environmental indicators, thanks to the efforts of a great team that defends sustainable development as a guarantee of social well-being for present and future generations.

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Certifications acquired by CAEI

In 2019, CAEI won the award for excellence in Cleaner Production for the project for the efficient use and management of materials from the sugar production process. This recognition, granted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic to promote sustainability in the country, adds to the list of certifications that confirm our commitment to quality and respect for the environment, including those of Bonsucro and ProTerra, two international certifications that demonstrate our compromise with the sustainable production of sugarcane, following the highest sustainability standards in the sugar industry.

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
Industrial hygiene and safety (2011)

CAEI belongs to the group of the first 40 certified companies in the country.

The Ministry of Labor, through its General Directorate of Industrial Hygiene and Health, ensures compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Norm of the Dominican Republic. This regulation governs the conditions under which productive activities must be carried out at the national level. CAEI was one of the first to receive this certification.

ISO 9001:2015
Quality Management (2015)

Its scope includes the production, milling, manufacturing, packaging, storage, and marketing of all sugar produced by CAEI. ISO 9001 belongs to the set of international standards published by the International Organization for Standardization. This regulation certifies that our processes follow international quality standards.

Bonsucro
Social, economic, and environmental sustainability (2016)

First certified company in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean region

This certificate recognizes the production of sugarcane from our own farms and from our main external supplier, La Finca Unidad, as sustainable. It also recognizes our industrial processing to produce sugar and molasses. Bonsucro is an international non-profit organization that seeks to reduce the environmental and social impacts of sugarcane production.

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ProTerra
Social and environmental responsibility (2022)

First certified company in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean region

This certification confirms that our management practices promote sustainable economic performance, while encouraging social wellbeing and environmental preservation. Among the indicators met by CAEI are the absence of forced labor and child labor, as well as the existence of the free right to unionize. ProTerra Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that advances and promotes sustainability at all levels of the food production system.

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IS0 14001:2015
Environmental management (2016)

First Dominican sugar factory to obtain this certification.

Through this standard, CAEI created its Environmental Management System and reinforced its environmental protection policy. The certification was granted to the production and marketing of raw sugar, white sugar, and molasses sugar. ISO 14001 belongs to the set of international standards published by the International Organization for Standardization, an organization founded in Switzerland to create international standards.

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ISO 45001
Occupational health and safety management systems (2020)

This international standard governs the safety and health management systems of companies with the aim of protecting workers and visitors from occupational accidents and illnesses. The standard focuses on ensuring a safe working environment and controlling factors that can cause injuries and illnesses.

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